Nintendo to offer classic games on the Revolution

By Justin Mann on March 24, 2006, 12:09 PM
Given the popularity of emulators and retrogaming combined with newer companies looking to provide huge libraries of games in a Netflix-style distribution, it comes as no surprise that Nintendo is looking to revive legacy games from ages and consoles past. Together with Sega, they will be jointly developing a “virtual console” service for the Revolution that will feature hundreds and possibly thousands of old NES, TurboGrafx 16 and Genesis titles. Whether they will be remakes, emulated or have a native hardware component isn't revealed, nor is the pricing on them. Console consolidation, that does have a nice ring to it, and will be one more selling point for the up and coming Revolution.




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Didou said:
It will also include SNES & N64 games. It has also been rumored that you will be able to transfer the games (one at a time) on the DS via the WiFi connection.The revolution also has a SD flash slot to store the downloaded games.Should make for an interesting system to say the least. :-)
Julio said:
I guess Nintendo will have to play the good sharer role in order to regain some of the competitive advantage they have lost over the years.
DragonMaster said:
[quote]Together with Sony, they will be jointly developing a “virtual console” service for the Revolution[/quote]With SONY?!?
Julio said:
Agreed, doesn't make sense should be Sega.
Didou said:
Nintendo & Sony are not working on this together. It just says that both of them are coming out with a similar technology on each console.
DragonMaster said:
[quote] Nintendo & Sony are not working on this together. It just says that both of them are coming out with a similar technology on each console.[/quote]It was saying that they were working TOGETHER, but it was corrected to Sega.
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